...always curious, open-minded, and determined. We are life-long learners.
It's about breaking down walls and achieving what was thought to be impossible. It's a refusal to see the same boundaries and limitations others do.
It's being the best version of yourself.
Created for go-getters, dreamers, and ambitious women driven by a sense of purpose, these stilettos are designed to elevate your journey every step of the way.
Timeless. Elegant. Painless.
An innovative take on the most popular style seen in fashion shows all over the world, this premium essential is perfect for wearing to a nice dinner, upscale lounge, or a networking event.
Meticulously engineered to empower a confident walk so you can focus on presenting your best self.
Interchangeable ankle straps allow you to easily change them out to match your look.
All four sets of straps are included with your Protégé heels.
I had always loved the aesthetics of high heels, but couldn't wear them due my pain-sensitive feet.
So I set out to tackle the problem of 'my feet hurt!' with my background in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and 8 yrs of product design experience.
After countless prototypes and iterations, I'm proud to bring you stilettos that are as wearable as they are elegant!
Candace Chen | Founder & CEO
Watch the interview between Candace and Good Day Live, where she talks about her inspiration for the Protege brand and design process.
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Read the interview between Candace and Voyage Phoenix Magazine. Discover what led to Protege's inception, and the major challenges.